Our children have once again returned to school after a two-week period of learning online due to a second wave of the Covid-19 virus in Thailand. To date there have been 12,653 people who have contracted the disease, with 71 deaths. There have been no cases amongst our 98 children and staff and their families. How good is the God we adore!
The selection process for our April/May intake of children has begun. We are selecting children from the local provinces and from the Hill Tribes in northern Thailand. We love this time of the year when we can reveal the Father heart of God to vulnerable and underprivileged children.
Nice has completed her work practice in a Buriram shopping mall and has joined the staff. Namchai,who is serving his internship at Grace, had a visit from his college professor recently. He will join the staff in April. We are delighted that they have decided to join our team and are looking forward to all that this will mean for them and for the children in our care.
We have completed a landfill at Eden and are about to build a barn for 30 cows. Thaa and Namchai will be highly involved in this part of our ministry and will receive expert advice from two of Yao’s relatives who live nearby as we begin the process in March. We are excited and grateful that this project will enable us to become more self-sufficient.
One of our grade 11 girls lives with her young mother in a partially-constructed building, leaving them open to attack and abuse. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we are about to build walls, put on a roof and insert doors and windows so that they can live there safely. We have also been able to contribute financially to a widow, a mother of one or our new staff, in northern Thailand who has lived in a bamboo shack with her children for many years. She is building a small cement block home that will provide more protection from the monsoon rains that will arrive in mid-April.
We were overcome by the love and generosity of our wonderful sponsors through their end-of-year love gifts to Grace. How can we ever thank each of you for sponsoring our precious children and for enabling us to grow our ministry, become more self-sufficient and have resources to help the poorest and most vulnerable in our community. We love you and are deeply grateful to each one of you.
Yao & Doi, Ewe & Witoon, Yoke Fong & Charles and all of us at Grace.